The Birds take on the Tigers in their first exhibition game of the Spring today at 1:05pm. There's no local tv or radio coverage so use your imagination. I foresee the O's hanging an 8 spot on a beleaguered Detroit bullpen. Ubaldo will get a couple innings of work in along with a host of players you've probably never heard of unless you are a connoisseur of minor league depth charts. Here's the rest of the day's news.
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J.J. Hardy's Lost Power - Baltimore Sports and Life
His primary value resides with his glove, but he still has the power to make hearts swoon
How Baltimore Orioles can replace Nelson Cruz - ESPN
It's 'National writers make their way through Spring Training camps' season. Here's Jayson Stark's O's piece.
The 30: Offseason Stock Report "Grantland
In which Jonah Keri manages for once to not take a shot at Angelos for being a miser.
Is Charlie Brown the Worst Manager Ever? – The Hardball Times
I dunno, man...Miller and Perlozzo and Diamond Dave were pretty bad in their own rights.
Happy birthday, Jorge Julio. His 2002 was pretty swell. His other various 2000s, less so.